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A nature lovers hotel, immersed in the jungle of Mal Pais

Set within a 90-hectare private eco reserve, next to Cabo Blanco, Star Mountain is a unique eco lodge in Costa Rica. An oasis of tranquility and pure nature, a short drive from the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma.

Mal Pais Costa Rica Eco Reserve

Mal Pais

Many activities are offered in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. You can go surfing, fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, make a canopy tour, a boat tour, or visit the Montezuma waterfalls.

At Star Mountain proper you can make tours on horseback, go hiking, bird watching, or practice yoga.

Mal Pais
Activities in Mal Pais


Our hotel is surrounded by extensive mature gardens with an abundance of flowers and tall jungle trees.

On 3 km of private nature trails you can experience the nature and wildlife of Costa Rica. Our property forms one contiguous stretch of forest with the Cabo Blanco National Park.

Eco Reserve
Hotel in Mal Pais


With only 4 rooms and one cabina, our eco lodge is intimate, tranquil and low impact.

Amenities include our comfortable ranchero-style lodge, the swimming pool surrounded by exuberant gardens, a secluded yoga rancho, and high-speed Wifi throughout the hotel.



About Star Mountain and Cabo Blanco

The hills of Cabo Blanco, on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, are a transition zone from humid to dry forest. It presents a large variety of mixed evergreen and dry forest species. The nature reserve Cabo Blanco was founded in 1963 as the first national park in Costa Rica. Only 15% of the reserve is primary forest, the rest had once been pasture land which has reverted back to a jungle. Same as the Cabo Blanco reserve, most of the 90 hectare property of Star Mountain had once been a cattle ranch. In 1986 a US-American couple bought the land and turned it into a private reserve and eco lodge. It was one of the first hotels in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Today Star Mountain contains a mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, creeks and open areas which offers its hotel guests great bird watching and nature experiences.